Marc L. Greenberg

Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Marc L. Greenberg, 2019

Education

MA in Slavic languages and literatures, University of Chicago, 1984 • PhD in Slavic languages and literatures (Slavic linguistics), UCLA, 1990.

Position, duties

Professor of Slavic Languages, teaching Slavic linguistics at the Department of Slavic & Eurasian Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas.

Research interests

Comparative and historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, language contact, focusing on Slavic languages.

Courses regularly taught

How to Lifehack a Language (Freshman Honors Seminar, First-Year Seminar), Introduction to Slavic Languages and Linguistics, History of Russian, Old Church Slavic, Comparative Slavic Linguistics, Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and Russia.

Recent publication(s)

2021 [essay]: Doing Slavic Linguistic in the US Today. Slavia Iaponica 24: 45–58. Tokyo.

2021 [article]: Antemurale innovationis: Clausal complementation in the Slovene Mura River (Prekmurje) dialect and its Balkan parallels. Björn Wiemer and Barbara Sonnenhauser, eds. Clausal complementation in South Slavic, 317-341. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

2021 [article]: Bivša Jugoslavija kao raskršće jezičkih zajednica i neke paralele na njenoj periferiji. In Novica Vujović, ed. Cetinjski filološki dani II. Zbornik radova s naučnoga skupa održanog na Cetinju 10–12. septembra 2019: 7-20. Cetinje: Fakultet za crnogorski jezik i književnost.

2021 [article]: Melioration in South Slavic. The case of Slavic *gyzd. Književni jezik 31. Sarajevo.

2020 [article]: The Western South Slavic change -l > -o/-a and attendant phenomena: diachronic, diatopic, terminological, and typological considerations Dijalekti, jezična povijest i tradicija: Zbornik u čast Josipu Liscu. Zadar.

2020 [book]: Prekmurje Slovene Grammar. August Pavel's Vend nyelvtan (1942). Translation from Hungarian and critical edition. Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 47. Leiden: Brill.

Current projects

Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics (Leiden: Brill), Online 2020-, Print: EDC 2023.

Commission on Language Contact, International Congress of Slavists

Recent news

November 2021 (還暦): Habijanec, Siniša. Okrúhle výročie kansaského slavistu, profesora Marc L. Greenberga. Jazykovedný časopis

September 2021: Povelja za poseban doprinos montenegristici [Charter for a special contribution to Montenegrin studies], Fakultet za crnogorski jezik i književnost, Cetinje, Montenegro

July 2021: Appearances in documentary film (in Montenegrin): Crna Gora u vremenu i jeziku [Montenegro in time and language], Radio and Television, Montenegro, (also on YouTube)

February 2021: Podcast (in English): Interview with Dina Stanković (University of Vienna), Slavstvujte

January 2021: Radio interview (in Hungarian and Slovene): Slovene nationality program in Hungary

January 2021: Print interview: Brill Blog: Humanities Matter - “Why can’t both things be true?” Interview with Marc L. Greenberg on Prekmurje Slovene Grammar

December 2020: Print interview (in Slovene) Zakaj ne bi bila oboje hkrati? about the publication of Prekmurje Slovene Grammar in Porabje magazine (Szentgotthárd, Hungary).

November 2020: Television interview (in Slovene with Hungarian subtitles): Slovenski utrinki (Szombathely, Hungary) about the publication of Prekmurje Slovene Grammar, beginning at minute 20 (Dec 2020 on RTV 1 Slovenia).

August 2020: Interview: Brill Blog: Humanities Matter - Marc L. Greenberg on the Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics

June 2020: Interview (in Montenegrin): Svjetski vrijedan projekat: U Encikopediji slovenskih jezika i odrednica crnogorski jezik [A world-class project: the Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and the Entry on Montenegrin]

May 2020: Radio interview (in Slovene): Enciklopedija slovanskih jezikov [The Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages]

April 2020: Professors Lead Development of online Slavic Languages Encyclopedia

December 2019: KU Professor First Non-Slovene National to be Named Ambassador of Science by the Republic of Slovenia

November 2019: Podeljene nagrade najodličnejšim v znanstvenoraziskovalni in razvojni dejavnosti [Awards to the most outstanding researchers in science and progress] (in Slovene)

Archive of older news items and interviews

Languages

Proficient: BCMS (Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian - standard and dialects), Czech, Russian, Slovene (standard and dialects) • Reading, some speaking: Albanian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Turkish, Yiddish; other Slavic languages

Editorial boards

Croatica et Slavica Iadertina (Zadar, Croatia); Književni jezik (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina); Lingua Montenegrina (Cetinje, Montenegro); Naučnaja periodika: problemy i rešenija (Moscow, Russia); Proglas (Veliko Tărnovo, Bulgaria); The Russian Review (Lawrence, USA); Slovanský přehled (Prague, Czech Republic); Slavia Centralis (Maribor, Slovenia); Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies (Ljubljana, Slovenia); Voprosy onomastiki (Yekaterinburg & Moscow, Russia)

Extra-curricular

Classical guitar, Russian seven-string guitar, and lute.

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